Names of Allah

Shortened Question:

Are Majeed, Qadir and Qareeb names of Allah SWT?


Are Majeed, Qadir and Qareeb names of Allah SWT?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Al-Majeed means The All-Glorious, The All-Majestic

Al-Qadir means The All-Able, The All-Capable.

Al-Qareeb means the Close.

The three qualities of Allah mentioned above are referenced in the Quran.

Allah says:

They said:

Do you wonder at the command of Allah. The Mercies of Allah and His Blessings are upon you, Oh people of the household (of Ibrahim). Verily He is Praiseworthy, Glorious.[1](Al-Majeed)

Then is not the One who created the heavens and the earth able (Al-Qadir) to create the like of them again? Oh yes indeed for He is the All-Creating,  the All-Knowing.[2]

Now if My servants ask you regarding Me, then indeed I am near (Al-Qareeb). I answer the call of the caller when he calls upon me.[3]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub

Islamic Solutions


[1]{ قَالُوا أَتَعْجَبِينَ مِنْ أَمْرِ اللَّهِ رَحْمَتُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ عَلَيْكُمْ أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ إِنَّهُ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ} [هود: 73]

[2]{ أَوَلَيْسَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ بِقَادِرٍ عَلَى أَنْ يَخْلُقَ مِثْلَهُمْ بَلَى وَهُوَ الْخَلَّاقُ الْعَلِيمُ} [يس: 81]

[3]{ وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ} [البقرة: 186]